Faithfulness, Not Results

Maturity and Flourishing / Ordinary Life

“We are called to a selfless stewardship of all callings, cultures, and creation in a manner that is creative, life affirming, and God honoring,”…

On Being 70

Maturity and Flourishing / Work and Rest

There have been a few random thoughts running through my head the past couple months as I reflect on the past year. You know,…

Technology and the Biblical Story

Community / Culture / Discernment / Maturity and Flourishing

Years ago, as a young engineer recently graduated from school and sitting in a cubical farm, I recall wondering, “What does the Gospel have…

The Uncomfortable Path to Maturity

Maturity and Flourishing / Spirituality

Long before I heard the term, disequilibrium was a part of the process of growth in my life. It’s the term educational theorists use…

Culture Care (Makoto Fujimura, 2014)

Books / Maturity and Flourishing / Visual Art / Work and Rest

Beauty in Life An important word for artist Makoto Fujimura is generative, by which he means anything that brings beauty into life to bring…

I Am Addicted to Diversion. Are You?

Maturity and Flourishing / Pluralistic World

Here are two anecdotes, and the point I want to make. One. This past weekend I checked a spy novel out of the library,…

A Very Comfortable Alienation

Community / Hospitality / Maturity and Flourishing

There is a phenomenon slowly spreading over the social landscape that is worth noting. I suspect it’s been around since the moment our first…

Hearing amidst the clamor: 4 reflections

Maturity and Flourishing / Spirituality

On learning to hear A couple of years ago I published an essay on Art House America that I titled, “On Learning to Hear.”…

The Appearance of Virtue

Faith / Maturity and Flourishing / Spirituality

I set out one night When the tide was low There were signs in the sky But I did not know I’d be caught…